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[fleym-proof] /ˈfleɪmˌpruf/
resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames.
verb (used with object)
to make flameproof.
Origin of flameproof
1885-90; flame + -proof Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for flameproof
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a flameproof, ovenproof roasting pan.
  • Wearing flameproof suits, workers heat stainless-steel ingots and pour the molten metal into ceramic casts.
  • Spread onion rings in an even layer in a large flameproof roasting pan and sprinkle with garlic and half of sage leaves.
  • Non-combustible or flameproof screens shall be used to protect employees working in adjacent areas.
  • Hand and body protection, such as gloves and flameproof welding coats and/or aprons are also used by welders without prompting.
  • It is used to flameproof textile products and paper, and as a weed killer.
  • His supplies can be stored in spill-proof containers or flameproof lockers.
British Dictionary definitions for flameproof


not liable to catch fire or be damaged by fire
(of electrical apparatus) designed so that an internal explosion will not ignite external flammable gas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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